Arts and Culture

Less stress more champagne
Less stress more champagne
In 1992, South African wineries started using the term méthode cap classique (MCC) to describe the sparkling wines made here because the French...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
My Obituary: The protagonist in this play is a young man who meets up with his late parents. During the ensuing confrontation, he suddenly realises the unlikeliness of such an occurrence and starts to wonder whether he has discovered a pathway to the other side...
The Portfolio: Oupa Nkosi
The Portfolio: Oupa Nkosi
I seldom use a flashlight. I enjoy taking photographs using natural light, something I feel I have become better at through much trial and error....
‘Giyani’ translates to viewers
‘Giyani’ translates to viewers
In 1998, actor and playwright Obed Baloyi premiered his debut play Ga-Mchangani at the Market Theatre Laboratory. Using a tragically humorous...
Vote for parties that live up to promises
Vote for parties that live up to promises
Three years ago, with funding from Goethe-Institut Nairobi, I founded and started curating a project called Artistic Encounters. The project...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Yoga Picnic: Taking place at the foot of the Magaliesberg, this gentle yoga flow session looks to be a good start to the weekend....
Isina Muva liyabukwa
Isina Muva liyabukwa
Sjava struggles with the idea of attributing his prolific discography to talent. He argues that the artistic medium was a staple in his diet on the...
Be your queer black self in Brazil
Be your queer black self in Brazil
It was something of a political act, having braids put in his hair. After years of “people trying to put me in a white space because of my light...
A Black Aesthetic lacks rigour
A Black Aesthetic lacks rigour
Poised to put black modernist artists on the map, the Standard Bank Art Gallery took on the mammoth task of rescuing works from their exclusionary...
Caring for culture in tangible ways
Caring for culture in tangible ways
At a recent walkabout of A Black Aesthetic: A view of South African artists from 1970-1990, curator and gallery manager, Dr Same Mdluli...
Designing a new theory of art
Designing a new theory of art
A few weeks ago, Standard Bank Art Gallery’s head curator Dr Same Mdluli facilitated a walkabout for A Black Aesthetic: A View of South...
Picaresque of 70s hippie punk
Picaresque of 70s hippie punk
by Carsten Rasch (MF Books)
Design Foundation Awards support local design industry
Design Foundation Awards support local design industry
Bonolo Chepape recently relocated from Mafikeng to her hometown of Rustenburg. The 27-year-old founder of design brand Lulasclan wanted to be...

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